Introduction to Screen Printing
Investigation into the tools, techniques and technologies of serigraphy, also known as screen printing. Students learn the safety issues surrounding this printing format. Students investigate a variety of stencil methods and produce at least one project in each of four methods. Students are also introduced to the use of the variety of inks, fabrics and papers used for differing end products, as well as the use of solvents for diluting inks and cleaning up. Projects include the development of a retail product produced through screen printing that may be offered for sale in Madison College enterprise centers. Laboratory hours are allotted to provide flexible accumulation of credit hours. Budgets and production schedules are applied to projects.